Calendar of Events
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Ijams Nature Center & East TN Bluegrass Assoc: Bluegrass Jam
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association (ETNBA) and Ijams Nature Center are partnering to bring folks together to create music in a beautiful space! Join the fun at a community jam session for all acoustic bluegrass instruments (no harmonicas or spoons at this time) every third Sunday from 2-5 pm (winter hours).
All skill levels are welcome. Pre-signup is requested to get an idea of how many people will participate. Jam sessions will be inside the Visitor Center during the winter months. Chairs will be set up and ready for you to enjoy the show!
Not a musician? Feel free to come out and enjoy the music! Always FREE and open to the public.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Tennessee Theatre: Peppa Pig: Sing-Along Party
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 | 2PM
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Newsboys Let the Music Speak
November 19, 2023
Newsboys are a Christian rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, the band has released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified gold.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Bijou Theatre: Andrew Ripp
ANDREW RIPP WITH BLESSING OFFOR & RACHAEL LAMPA
SUNDAY, NOV 19 | 7PM
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
The Retropolitan Craft Fair, Holiday Market 2023
11am-6pm at The Mill and Mine, 227 W Depot Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
The Retropolitan Craft Fair has been bringing indie-craft markets to the Knoxville area twice a year since 2014. Come shop handmade and vintage gifts for everyone on your list from the best makers in the southeast at The Retropolitan Craft Fair!
Knox County Public Library: Downtown Walking Tour
Category: History, heritage
Meet Knoxville's Founding Families: Downtown Walking Tour, Sunday, November 19,
2:00pm - 3:30pm at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave.
The names of some of Knoxville's most prominent families have graced streets and buildings that we trod by every day, but who are the actual people behind those names? From our founding fathers to the captains of industry, get to know more about the Blounts, Whites, Mabrys, McClungs, and others in this downtown walking tour.
This tour will take up to 90 minutes and will go in light rain or shine. Laura Still, an author, storyteller, and owner of Knoxville Walking Tours, will be your guide.
Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750, www.knoxcountylibrary.org/
Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Mac Arnold & Plate Full o'Blues
On Sunday, November 19th, the Smoky Mountain Blue Society presents Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues at Bluetick Tavern in Maryville, TN.
Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 5 pm and the performance will run from 6 pm – 9 pm. Sorry no advance tickets are available.
Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801.
For more information please visit https://smokymountainblues.org
Union Ave Books: Regional Author Chris McGinley
Category: Literature, spoken word, writing
Union Ave Books is proud to present an author event featuring regional author Chris McGinley in conversation with Charles Dodd White.
This event will take place on November 19, 2023 at 4 PM in our store.
the hills of Appalachia. His fiction has appeared in Cutleaf, Reckon Review, Mystery Tribune, Mystery Weekly, Tough, Switchblade, Pulp Modern, and other forums. Non-fiction work–film and literature analysis–has appeared in CrimeReads, Mystery Tribune, Reckon Review, and elsewhere. “The Screech Owl,” a short story, was nominated for a Pushcart award, and “Hellbenders” made the “List of Distinguished Stories” in Best American Mystery Stories (2020). His full-length novel, Once these Hills (Shotgun Honey, 2023) is set in late-nineteenth century eastern Kentucky. McGinley teaches middle school in Lexington, KY where he lives with his wife.
Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com
Old Sevier November Market
This month, we're shifting to Hi-Wire Brewing for an indoor/outdoor market as we enter into fall and winter. Check out over 35 local vendors at this monthly market in South Knoxville. Sip on your beverage of choice (Hi-Wire has a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options), and get down with DJ Captain Ed, who always keeps it funky. Leashed dogs are welcome at this family-friendly event. We hope to see you there supporting our local maker community!
2020 Barber Street, Knoxville
Town of Farragut: Battle of Campbell Station program
Two upcoming programs at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) will provide opportunities to learn more about the Battle of Campbell Station (Nov. 16, 1863) and events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941).
The Farragut Museum Committee will commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station with a program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. The program will include a video presentation on the battle, pictorial displays and a flag ceremony. The public is invited to this free event.
A presentation covering the events preceding World War II, “A Day of Infamy,” begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, will discuss the end of World War I, the roaring ’20s, organized crime, the Great Depression, Hitler coming to power and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Veterans are especially encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served at this free event.
Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934
865.966.7057 and www.townoffarragut.org
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam
Jam out with East Tennessee Bluegrass Association every third Sunday from 2-5 pm (Winter Hours)
Knoxville, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association (ETNBA) and Ijams Nature Center are partnering to bring folks together to create music in a beautiful space! Join the fun at a community jam session for all acoustic bluegrass instruments (no harmonicas or spoons at this time) every third Sunday from 2-5 pm (winter hours). All skill levels are welcome. Jam sessions will be inside the Visitor Center during the winter months. Chairs will be set up and ready for you to enjoy the show! Not a musician? Feel free to come out and enjoy the music! Always FREE and open to the public. For more information or to sign up, go to www.ETNBA.org or follow ETNBA on Facebook or Instagram.
Barrelhouse Medieval Festival
BARRELHOUSE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL with Amtgard
NOVEMBER 18TH AND 19TH, START TIME: 3:00 PM
• FOAM SWORD FIGHTING
• MEDIEVAL COMBAT AND GAMES
• VIKING GAMES
• LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EVENT
• $5 FOR 3 ROUNDS OF GAMEPLAY
• $5 ENTRY FEE
• OPEN REGISTRATION BY 2 PM
• PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 AND UP